Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, August 16, 1945, Page 12, Image 12

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    Normal Life Is Veteran Counselor’s
Advice to Vets Returning to School
Advice to prospective veteran
students at the University of Or
egon can be summed up in the
words of Emmett F. McGraw,
bead of the veterans administra
tion guidance center located in the
piiysical education building on the
campus: “Come down and live a
normal life just like other stu
The purpose of this center is to
assist any veteran with his prob
lems. This includes selection of a
training program and an employ
You'll go to class
in them—
You'll dance
in them—
You'll play
in them—
So why not get
the very best
in shoes at
ment objective. Tests, both men
tal and manual, accomplish this
goal. The office is also concerned
with the granting of benefits to
veterans under the G.I. Bill of
Rights and Public Law 16.
There is no way of accurately
determining the number of veter
ans that will be in school this com
ing year. Last year there were 194
at the peak, and the forecast for
1945-46 is approximately 600, or
three times as many.
The biggest problem of veterans
faces those who are married.
Housing for them and their fam
ilies is very hard to find. All vet
erans sometimes find the first
term a little tough because of the
difficulty of learning to study, but
soon they pick up the habit again.
Most veterans who have already
started school under a government
program have adjusted themselves
into the social and academic life.
They have taken their part in
extra-curricular activities and the
social aspects of college life the
same as the regular students. This
seems to be the best recipe for the
success of the veteran in school.
Thacher Takes
Army Position
W. F. GT. Thacher, professor of
advertising and Euglish, has left
for England to become a member
of the faculty of the Army Uni
versity Study center at or near
Oxford university.
He will teach advertising to
members of the armed forces at
one of the two schools being set
up by the army in England and
Paris. While not actually in the
army, he will be in uniform and
will have a “simulated” rank.
The University has granted him
a leave of absence.
During the first World War, Mr.
Thacher was assigned to the S.A.
T. C. army training camp at the
University as personnel adjutant.
He was also chief of staff of the
unofficial ROTC conducted by Col.
John Leader earlier in the war. He
has taught for 31 years at Oregon.
Mrs. Thacher, who has been a
professor of piano for 30 years on
the campus, also has been granted
a leave from her work, and she
and their son, Ricky, will spend
the winter in Los Angeles.
Oregon picnic, Jantzen Beaclj>^
August 20.
Hi, Ducks!
Follow the example of so many Oregon stu
dents, come in as soon as you reach the campus
and let us take care of all your banking worries.
For years we have been caring for the banking
needs of students who take advantage of our
many services.
Checking Accounts
• Travelers' Checks
• War Bonds
of the
College life is not all classes
and studying — OREGON
students find shows the an
swer to study problems. Each
morning OREGON students
find the shows playing at
their favorite theatre.